169 Prospectus

Site: ET6

Location: Escanaba Trough, southern Gorda Ridge, northeast Pacific Ocean

Priority: 2

Position: 41°00'N, 127°29'W

Water Depth: 3170 m

Sediment Thickness: 500 m

Total Penetration: 520 mbsf

Seismic Coverage: Single-channel, Tully, 89-04, Line 4

Objectives: Determine structure and uplift history of a large, uplifted sediment hill (Southwest Hill) associated with massive sulfide formation

Drilling Program: APC/XCB

Logging and Downhole Operations: None

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Hydrothermally altered hemipelagic and turbiditic sediment, hydrothermally altered basalt

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